• The Other Sister (1999)

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Release Date: February 26th, 1999

DVD Release Date: September 7th, 1999

PG-13|2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary
Carla Tate (Juliette Lewis) has never been like her sisters. Sent at a young age to a school for children with intellectual impairments, a maturing Carla returns to her family home in San Francisco. Her overbearing mother, Elizabeth (Diane Keaton), and patient father, Radley (Tom Skerritt), struggle to come to terms with Carla's growing independence as she embarks on her dream of attending college and pursues a romance with Danny (Giovanni Ribisi), a young man with a similar disability.

Cast: Juliette Lewis, Diane Keaton, Tom Skerritt, Giovanni Ribisi, Poppy Montgomery, Sarah Paulson, Linda Thorson, Joe Flanigan

Director: Garry Marshall

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It's not the emphasis on tics and grimaces that mars their essentially well-meaning performances, it’s the sitcom crassness of director and co-writer Garry Marshall. show more

  • Falls into a familiar trap, resembling a neatly wrapped made-for-TV homily. [26 February 1999, Friday, p.A]

  • Marshall has an astounding instinct for popular entertainment. He's done it again with The Other Sister. show more

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